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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jimmy Rollins traded to Dodgers

Rollins down the river.

Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, ending his 15-year stint with the Philadelphia Phillies, sources told ESPN’s Buster Olney.

Jimmy Rollins, who has one year remaining on his contract, could provide the Dodgers with a short-term solution at shortstop until top prospect Corey Seager is ready for the majors.

It is unclear what Philadelphia acquired in exchange for the 36-year-old Rollins, a three-time All-Star shortstop who won the National League MVP in 2007.

The trade marks the end of Rollins’ historic run in Philadelphia, where he spent his entire career. Rollins is the franchise’s all-time leader in hits, at-bats and doubles, and was one of the key contributors to the Phillies’ World Series championship run in 2008.

The Dodgers had been seeking a veteran shortstop to replace Hanley Ramirez, who signed as a free agent last month with the Boston Red Sox, and bridge the gap until their top position prospect, Corey Seager, is ready.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 11, 2014 at 07:55 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgers, jimmy rollins, phillies

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brisbee: The 10 most underrated players in baseball, part 2

Part 1 here.

What is an underrated baseball player?... It’s the Supreme Court definition of obscenity: I know it when I see it. There’s a feeling of je ne sais notice that goes along with the player, good, great or otherwise. The only thing I’m pretty sure of is that players who have won the All-Star voting in recent years aren’t eligible. That’s a clear popularity contest, and the popularity eliminates players from consideration. Sorry, Josh Donaldson.

10. Old Man Jimmy Rollins
9. Kyle Lohse
8. Cody Allen
7. Lorenzo Cain
6. Austin Jackson
5. Jordan Zimmermann
4. Russell Martin
3. Corey Kluber
2. Kyle Seager
1. Ben Zobrist


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bucs Dugout: Manel: Pirates getting creative with defensive shifts

Both Rollins and Barmes were surprised to hear that BABIP on grounders was up, but they also said that ground ball data wasn’t the whole story when it comes to the utility of shifting.

Rollins shook his head, “Hmm, yeah, you’d expect the [ground ball] numbers to be down.” After taking a moment to consider how to explain what was going on, he asked, “What about line drives?” I didn’t have an answer because I hadn’t thought about what suddenly appeared obvious. “I’ve seen so many line drives right past the first baseman and that third or second baseman is sitting there in that hole, and you’re saying, ‘It’s not fair.’

“From what I see, looking at line drives may be the place to look [for the effectiveness of the shift]. I mean, we see it with Ryan [Howard], [Domonic] Brown a little bit, and balls that come off that bat, he’s like, ‘Yes!’ and the guy’s sitting there,” Rollins continued, jokingly adding, “And that should be illegal, it’s stacking the field.”

bobm Posted: July 23, 2014 at 03:15 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: clint barmes, clint hurdle, jimmy rollins, phillies, pirates, shift

 

 

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